Mercury Theater

565 Main Street,
Buffalo, NY 14203

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Mercury Theater

The Mercury Theater was a small, narrow second-run theater. It may have been first run when it was first constructed, but in it’s final days, it ran quality double bills of second-run and revival motion pictures. It was closed in 1953.

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roberttoplin on May 18, 2007 at 4:35 pm

The Mercury Theatre opened Aug.24,1938.

arl on February 4, 2008 at 4:02 pm

The Mercury was opened in 1938 by Dewey Micheals, who also ran the Palace Burlesk. It was
built in an existing 4 story building. The remodeling for the 300 seat theater cost $15,000.
Being downtown, the theater was open all day, initially showing art and foreign films. A few
years later, the Mercury began showing everything, adult films, revivals, B movies, and even
some first run films. In 1953, Micheals said he was closing the theater, even though it
was making some money, the building had been leased to Buffalo Optical. Years later the
building was razed for the Goldome Bank complex.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 24, 2010 at 3:21 am

A small photo of the front of the Mercury Theatre at the local premiere of Lili appeared in Boxoffice magazine, August 29, 1953:
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TLSLOEWS on June 28, 2010 at 11:56 am

Nice boxoffice photo.

TLSLOEWS on June 28, 2010 at 11:57 am

Nice boxoffice photo.

rivest266 on June 9, 2022 at 1:16 pm

The Mercury theatre opened on August 25th, 1938. Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266 on September 8, 2022 at 2:04 am

Listings ended in 1953.

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